OBC Scholarship 2017

by Ankita Sabharwal

OBC Scholarship is offered to the Other Backward Class category students in India, OBC category comprises about 41% of the India’s population and is categorised as the socially and educationally unprivileged sections of the country. There are various OBC scholarship schemes by the state and the central government for the OBC category for the enlightenment of the path to education for the talented ones with weaker financial backgrounds because  improving the social and economic status of the backwards communities lies in improving their access to education and training.

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes is also responsible for looking into the grievances of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs). 

Latest UpdateFrom starting to till the end of the year 2016 more than 50 Lac OBC students all over India are the beneficiaries of the National Level Government Scholarship Schemes for the OBC with more than 840 Crore Rupees disbursed as scholarships to the welfare of the backwards communities excluding the non-government scholarships.

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National level Government OBC Scholarships

Name of the Scholarship Total scholarships Maximum 
Family Annual Income
National Fellowship for OBC 300 Rs. 6 lacs 
Post-Matric Scholarship to OBC for studies in India  More than 25 Lacs  Rs. 1 Lac 
Pre-Matric scholarship to OBC for studies in India More than 25 Lacs Rs. 44,500 
Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas  25 Rs. 3 Lacs 

State Level Government OBC Scholarships

Name of the Scholarship Maximum Gross Annual Income

Region Covered
Merit Scholarship
-Students
Rs. 2 Lacs Delhi
Merit Scholarship
- for students pursuing Technical education
Rs. 2 Lacs  Delhi 

Merit Scholarship
-Topper Students

Rs. 8 thousand Delhi

Other Non-Government OBC Scholarships

Name of the Scholarship Maximum Gross 
Annual Income
Region Covered 
 ONGC Scholarship Rs. 1000  All India 



On the basis of the Merit and Need basis, the students are awarded the following above scholarships that are sponsored by the Central  State government or any other non-government bodies. The OBC scholarships listed on this page are specifically for OBC candidates, in addition to these scholarships, OBC candidates can also apply for all the scholarships in India as per their eligibility criteria.

National Fellowship for the OBC Students

National fellowship for the OBC Students is a merit-based fellowship cum scholarship scheme, conducted and awarded by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. Under this fellowship, scheme shortlisted post graduates students pursuing their higher studies in M.Phil./Ph.D and post graduate degrees in Humanities, Social sciences and Engineering and technology. 300 fellowships are awarded every year to the meritorious performer shortlisted by the selection committee. Shortlisted applicants will be getting a monthly stipend up to Rs 25,000 and other allowances of Rs 5,000.

National Fellowship for the OBC Students

National Fellowship for the OBC Students

Region Covered

India

Domicile

Not Required

Class/Age

Passed Post Graduate Students

Family Minimum Income

Less than Rs. 6 lacs

Total Scholarships Offered

300

Scholarship tenure

2 years

Maximum Allowance

Rs 25,000


Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students

State Government of every state offer the Post Matric scholarship, However, 100% financial support is granted by the central government. Post Matric scholarships are meant for the SC/ST/OBC/Minority sections of a particular state.

  • Post matric itself means that it is awarded to the meritorious student of a particular state those who have passed their class 12 and have scored outstanding results despite tough competitions and tougher financial conditions.
  • To be eligible or this OBC scholarship the applicant must have annual family income less than Rs 1 Lac per annum and the allowances will be based on the course they pursue after class 12.
  • For the year of 2015, the government has spent 729 Crores for the Post matric scholarship by [providing financial aid to more than 25 Lac students in India].

Post Matric Scholarship Jharkhand

Post Matric Scholarship UP

Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC

Region Covered

Individual States

Domicile

State wise

Class/Age

Class 12 Passed

Family Minimum Income

Maximum 1 Lac

Total Scholarships Offered

Different in each state

Scholarship Tenure

Till the Completion of Course

Maximum Allowance

Rs 1000  on average of all states

 

Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students

Same as that of Post-matric Scholarship, Pre Matric Scholarships are awarded by the State Government with 50% financial assistance provided by the central government and in the case of Union Territory 100% assistance is provided by the Central government.

  • The only difference is that Pre Matric Scholarship scheme is for the meritorious students of class 1 to 10 with financially weaker sections i.e. their family gross income is less than Rs 44,500 .
  • Under this scholarship scheme students are awarded the monthly stipend ranging from Rs 250 to Rs 500 depending on their class.
  • Students applying for this OBC scholarships do not have to submit the application forms individually, schools will have to submit their application forms before the deadline.
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme has more than 25 Lac beneficiaries in the year 2015 with more than Rs 79 Lac rupees disbursed directly to their accounts.

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Pre-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students

Region Covered

Individual States

Domicile

State wise

Class/Age

Class 1 to 10th

Family Minimum Income

Maximum Rs 44,500

Total Scholarships Offered

Different in each state

Scholarship Tenure

Till the Completion of Course

Maximum Allowance

Rs 1000 Per Month on average of all states

 

Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for Study Abroad

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has offered a special of its kind OBC scholarship who are pursuing their Masters and PhD level courses in the foreign country. With an opportunity study abroad, Central Sector Scholarship Scheme will be covering all of their expenses of approximately Rs 15 Lacs per annum more or less depending on the country. In a year total 25 scholarships are granted to the students who are below the age of 35 in Engineering, Agriculture Science, Management and Medicine as follows:

Subject

Number of Scholarships

Engineering

7

Management

6

Agricultural Science

6

Medicine

6

Total

25

 

For the students pursuing their higher studies in any country with opting Masters as the course of study will get the financial assistance for 3 years while the students enrolling in the PhD program will get the financial assistance for 4 years. However, the award money will depend on the country which the applicant choose to study.

Central Sector Scheme for Study Abroad

Region covered

All India

Domicile

Not Required

Class/Age

 M.Phill/PhD  age less than 35 years

Minimum Family Income

Less than Rs 3 lacs  from all sources

Total Scholarships Offered

25

Scholarship Tenure

3Years for Masters and 4 years for PhD

Maximum Allowance

Rs 15 Lacs

 

Merit Scholarship for OBC Students - Delhi

Merit Scholarship for OBC Students conducted by the Department for the welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities is a merit-based scholarship scheme for the students of class 6th to 12th whose annual income of the family is below Rs 2 Lacs residing and studying in Delhi. Scholarship amount awarded to the students varies from class to class and the marks they obtain in the final results of their previous class. Apart of the OBC Category, the Merit Scholarship is also awarded to the SC/ST and Minorities category in Delhi. OBC students receive Rs 600 to Rs 4500 as the financial aid on an annual basis by the central government.

Merit Scholarship for OBC Students 

Region Covered       

Delhi                  

Domicile

Delhi

Class/Age

Class 6 to 12th

Family Income

Less than Rs 2 Lacs

Total Scholarships Offered

Depends on students who secured
required minimum marks

Scholarship Tenure

1 Year

Maximum Allowance

Rs 4500 Per Annum

 

Merit Scholarship for Technical Professionals Students - Delhi

Merit Scholarship for Technical Professionals are provided by the Department for the welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities, Delhi Government to the Students of the Colleges/Professional/technical Institutes  whose annual family income is less than Rs 2 Lacs per annum.

  • This  OBC Scholarship is awarded to motivate and support the professional education of the merit and bright students in Delhi. Monthly scholarship amount ranging from Rs 420 to Rs 1620 will be directly disbursed to the student’s account depending upon the course/degree they are pursuing.
  • The applicants can apply for the Merit Scholarship Scheme for Technical Professional via their institute only; no individual applications are accepted by any means.

Merit Scholarship for Technical Professional Students

Region Covered

Delhi

Domicile

Delhi

Class/Age

Class 12 Passed

Family Income

Less than Rs 2 Lacs

Total Scholarships Offered

Depends on course

Scholarship Tenure

Completion of Course

Maximum Allowance

Rs 1620 per month

 

ONGC Scholarship

ONGC Scholarships are sponsored by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited for the OBC and economically backward general students who have secured more than 60% marks in class 12 and are pursuing the 1st year of their graduation and post-graduation whose family income is less than Rs 2 Lac. 

Every year 1000 scholarships are awarded to the shortlisted candidates with Rs 48,000 awarded annually to each candidate i.e Rs 4000 are disbursed directly to the accounts of the applicants per month.

ONGC Scholarship

Region Covered

All India

Domicile

State Domicile

Class/Age

Class 12 Passed

Family Minimum Income

Minimum Rs 2 Lacs

Total Scholarships Offered

1000

Scholarship Tenure

Completion of Course

Maximum Allowance

Rs 4000 per month

 

Contact details for OBC Scholarship


Welfare of Backward Classes
Shri B.L. Meena Joint Secretary 
BC Division, Media, Coordination & Work relating to R&R of Narmada Project
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, 9th Floor, Jeevan Prakash Building, 25, 
Kasturba Gandhi Marg New Delhi - 110001 (India).

Phone: 91-11-23753403 - Jeevan Prakash Bldg.,
Fax: 91-11-23753410
Email - jsbc-msje@nic.in

In the case of any query regarding OBC Scholarship, the candidates can contact on the aforementioned numbers or write to us in the comment section below.

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